Economic and Fiscal Analyst

Recruiter
Scottish Fiscal Commission
Location
Scotland
Salary
B2 | GBP27,755 - GBP31,811 | B3 | GBP34,919 - GBP42,220
Posted
17 Oct 2016
Closes
12 Nov 2016
Sectors
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Scottish Fiscal Commission are currently recruiting for several Economic and Fiscal Analyst roles. These are permanent and pensionable appointments and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Applicants claiming a guaranteed interview will be invited for further assessment should they meet the minimum essential criteria listed in this advert.

This is an exciting time to work in the Scottish Fiscal Commission which is assuming responsibility for producing independent forecasts for Scotland. As a new high profile post at a time when the Commission is taking on new responsibilities the post holder will have a chance to participate in the development of forecasting and modelling capacity within the Commission.

There are a range of interesting and challenging B2 and B3 analyst posts available within the Commission. The main duties will vary depending on the post. You will work within one of the Commission's teams and be responsible for modelling and forecasting. This work could relate to any of the taxes or social security benefits devolved to Scotland or to the production of economic forecasts.

There are also other exciting opportunities (Senior Economic & Fiscal Analyst and Economic & Fiscal Head of Unit) being advertised at the same time as these posts. See for more information.

Minimum Qualifications

You will be expected, at a minimum, to have at least a first or upper second class degree in a highly numerate subject. Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable. We would like to actively encourage applications from those with higher degrees, such as Masters and PhDs, in relevant subjects.

Essential Criteria (B3 role)

  • Knowledge and experience of modelling and forecasting, a background with econometrics experience would be particularly useful.
  • Proven ability to combine intellectual rigour with effective communication, clearly explaining technical issues and drafting and presenting for non-expert as well as expert audiences.
  • You must be able to plan, organise and prioritise pieces and programmes of analytical work to deliver high-quality work to deadline.
  • You must be have excellent interpersonal skills and be capable of working within a team and be able to build effective relationships.

Essential Criteria (B2 role)

  • Knowledge and experience of modelling and forecasting, a background with econometrics experience would be particularly useful.
  • Proven ability to clearly explain technical issues and experience of drafting and presenting for non-expert as well as expert audiences.
  • You must be able to plan, organise and prioritise analytical work to deliver high-quality work to deadline.
  • You must be capable of working within a team and be able to build effective relationships.

Desirable Criteria (Both grades)

  1. Strong stakeholder management skills
  2. Experience of providing analysis on economic, tax and fiscal issues
  3. A higher degree or PhD in a relevant subject.

Location

The Commission's main location is at Governor's House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, with additional use of offices at the University of Glasgow.

Assessment & Interview Dates

Assessments and interviews for these posts will take place in the week beginning 5th December.

For further information on this vacancy and to apply, please click Apply.

For further information on this vacancy, please contact Mairi Spowage at or .

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